a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
a support or foundation
The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. it consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. see illust. of column.
A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
A pillow block; a low housing.
An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.